M For Media Deploys GB Labs Media Storage

M for Media, an Abu Dhabi-based media production house, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS shared storage system to replace manual procedures.

Supplied and installed by partner MediaCast, the GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro system can be accessed by up to 10 users of Avid Media Composer, simultaneously if required. The system incorporates recently introduced 25 GbE connectivity.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Ultimately, the engine of the newly 25 GbE-enabled FastNAS is our powerful CORE.4 OS, an ultra-high-performance operating system that serves media files with intelligence layers that deliver high stability and unparalleled quality of service.”

According to M for Media’s Andre Aouad, who coordinated with GB Labs over the installation, there was recognition that a change was needed from legacy procedures. “We had made numerous enquiries for recommendations for a shared storage system and felt that GB Labs offered the best value and highest performance ratio versus any other solution on the market. Once we had taken the decision, we were up and running with FastNAS very quickly and the benefits we expected were almost instantly felt.”

M for Media TV shows and adapts international formats for the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) regions. GCC is a political and economic union consisting of all Arab states of the Persian Gulf except Iraq, that is Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

FastNAS media production storage systems are available in a range of configurations, including FastNAS F-8 Nitro Studio; FastNAS F-8 Nitro; FastNAS F-16; FastNAS F.16 Nitro and FastNAS F-16 Nitro MAX. 

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